SIGI was founded in 1984 when, upon publishing the book Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women’s Movement Anthology, editor Robin Morgan convened the first ever Global Feminist Strategy Meeting. It was attended by Simone de Beauvoir and women from 80 other countries who established the Institute as the first international feminist think tank.
Since that time, SIGI has publicized issues concerning women’s rights and has brought attention to the vital role that women play in devising solutions to the world’s problems. SIGI has Consultative Status to the United Nations and is working to create a global communications network to enable women and women’s groups to take action, build coalitions, and better integrate local activism and global advocacy.
To that end, they have created GlobalSister.org, a social networking space that gives women and women’s groups a forum for advancing issues from their local communities to the global stage.
On its website, GlobalSister.org defines itself as:
- A virtual “women’s center” for women and women’s organizations to meet, organize, discuss, coordinate, and mobilize.
- An online learning and communications environment for women’s organizations to share and teach social organizing tools and techniques without boundaries of time, space, and location.
- A means for ongoing, daily collaboration, communication and community-building that is critical to sustaining the global Women’s Movement.
You can become a member of GlobalSister.org, either as an individual or an organization. Just visit their main page and click the Sign Up option in the top right corner.
The Pixel Project is pleased to partner with GlobalSister.org and we look forward working together to share news from both of our organizations with our many supporters.